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Will tanks change the course of the war in Ukraine?

The US and Germany agreed late last month to send main battle tanks to Ukraine, marking a watershed moment in NATO’s efforts to support Ukraine against the Russian invasion. The…

Russia’s Forced Referendums: An Illusion of Democracy

In the UK, referendums are a pillar of our representative democracy. However, in occupied areas of Ukraine, ‘referendums’ are a dangerous ploy from Russia to not only validate their annexation…

Make Peace Not War

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March 2022 President Joe Biden, on a recent visit to Warsaw, shared his thoughts on the war in Ukraine: “For God’s sake,…

The case against a Ukrainian ‘no-fly zone’

If you want peace, do not prepare for nuclear war Enforcing a no-fly zone over the skies of Ukraine would be the singularly most idiotic action that NATO could undertake…

The tragedy of Ukraine and the demise of meaningful dialogue

Today, I’m thinking of an interview the comedian Russell Howard did a few years ago with Daryl Davis, a Black musician and activist whose remarkably civil conversations and friendships with…

Night falls on NATO

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” President Muffley, Dr Strangelove Europe will not go to war over Ukraine. If it does, I will eat my…

Uncertainty is Putin’s ace to play

We all hoped that 2022 would be a better year than 2021. But we’re a month in and Russia is already threatening to make a move on Ukraine. There are…

NATO’s militaristic hard power is not the appropriate response to foreign conflicts

This month the NATO summit is being hosted in Wales. However, ‘inflicted’ may be a more appropriate phrase than ‘hosted’. Whilst the Welsh First Minister publicly welcomed the visit as…